Water & Environmental Management Services

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Water & Environmental Management Services

Hydrology, flood risk and drainage are important considerations for any new building project. It’s something we take very seriously here at PDC.

At PDC, our water and environmental team includes Chartered Engineers, Chartered Scientists, and Chartered Water and Environmental Managers, bringing over 40 years of collective experience to your project. We are dedicated to streamlining processes and, wherever possible, eliminating the need for costly and unnecessary additional assessments. Our commitment ensures efficient project advancement while maintaining the highest standards of quality and expertise.

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We use industry-standard hydrodynamic software, including InfoDrainage, Flood Modeller Pro, and HEC-RAS alongside 2D/3D drafting software such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and GIS software to clearly present and understand your site and it's constraints.


Assessment of Flood Risk

  • Flood Risk Assessments (FRA)
  • Flood data analysis and identification of risks
  • Fluvial, tidal, and surface water flood modelling
  • Reservoir Inundation Modelling
  • Recommendation of flood mitigation measures

Flood Risk Feasibility Services

  • Guide developments with flood risk constraints on the optimal path forward

Flood Warning and Evacuation Plans

  • Development of plans to support FRAs or address planning conditions

Surface and Foul Water Drainage

  • Sustainable drainage schemes (SuDS) reports
  • Surface and/or foul water drainage strategies
  • Drainage designs for planning and Building Regulations
  • Design of foul and surface water drainage systems for statutory approvals (S104, S106)
  • Internal Drainage Board (IDB) consent applications
  • Nutrient Neutrality credit calculation and mitigation schemes

Phase 1 Contaminated Land Desk Study

  • Preliminary Risk Assessments
  • Evaluation of contamination likelihood and identification of contaminant-pathway-receptor relationships

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

  • EIAs for larger-scale projects
  • Environmental Screening and Scoping Reports
  • Coordination of EIA applications and production of Environmental Statements (ES)
  • Contribute technical chapters to third-party Environmental Statement Reports

Environmental Permit Applications

  • Preparation of documents and applications for Environmental Permits (Environment Agency, Internal Drainage Boards, and/or Lead Local Flood Authorities)
  • Application process familiarity and representation on behalf of clients

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Connect with our team to explore your needs and requirements. We are dedicated to assisting you throughout the planning process, ensuring a seamless experience as you use our services.

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